The President signed into law the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which included more than $3 billion in direct funding for Indian Country that:
- Spurred job creation in tribal communities
- Helped tribal communities renovate schools on reservations
- Supported health facilities and policing services
- Improved housing and energy efficiency
The Obama Administration is also taking steps to provide the most significant and comprehensive reforms to Indian land leasing in 50 years. The administration is working to reform and streamline regulations on business leasing, residential leasing and renewable energy development on Indian trust land.